Because of you…
For our clients, furniture has a profound impact on their quality of life:
- Decreased likelihood of re-experiencing displacement or homelessness.
- Improved physical and mental health.
- Improved financial stability by freeing up funds for other essential items.
- Increase ability and likelihood to participate in and contribute to the community and improved relationships with family and friends.
2018 was a milestone year for Furniture Bank. Not only did we celebrate our 20th anniversary
That’s 100,000 individuals who – because of you – have the stability of living in a furnished home. And, while 100,000 is a really big number to celebrate, it is unfortunately just the tip of the proverbial iceberg in terms of need. With an estimated 50,000+ Torontonians experiencing furniture poverty annually, we know our work is far from done.
In 2019, we will realign our resources to support Furniture Bank Toronto’s priorities. We will continue to innovate by piloting new programs in a ‘test and learn’ environment that will enable us to develop scalable and transferable best practices, thus increasing our social impact in Toronto and beyond.
With exciting times ahead, I look forward to working with the Furniture Bank team, Board, donors, volunteers
Together we can end furniture poverty – one family at a time.
2018 in Numbers
Clients Served 10,064
• Families 3,670
• Adults 5,702
• Children 4,362
• Volunteer Hours 10,000+
Agency Partners 81
Social Hires 37
2018 Annual Report
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A Triple Bottom Line Charity
Furniture Bank plays an integral role in helping the City – and society – move towards a zero-waste, low-carbon economy.
By diverting usable furniture and housewares from landfill and making them available to families and individuals in need, we actively contribute to five of the seven R’s: Recycle, Reuse, Repair, Regift, Recover.
Impact Case Study
This is a visualization of where coffee tables and bookshelves were donated from and delivered to client families in the city.